As the congregation of First United interprets today’s troubling times, it is working to position itself for ministry and service to the present and future populations of Tampa.
The Peace Village is the embodiment of a vision for our church in the 21st century, including an innovative worship center, multi-purpose community space, community gardens, and, ultimately, affordable senior housing. It will become a locus of ecumenical gatherings, educational activities, programs and services that serve the range of human needs, from medical and legal, from childhood to seniorhood. Everything about this place will reflect the Beloved Community. It shall be a warm, and welcoming, healing, environmentally-friendly, sustainable village, witnessing to the unconditional love of God for all persons and all of creation.